Friday Fountain Challenge: July

Stone fountains can be found in Prague too.

Kohl-Fountain-(1)

Kohl Fountain in the Second Courtyard of Prague Castle
Also called Lion Fountain due to its sculpted decoration. Originating from 1686, it is one of the oldest in Prague. The sandstone fountain used to be a substantial part of Prague Castle’s water system. It was one of the largest castle water reservoirs, used, among other purposes, to extinguish fires. The basin has a quatrefoil ground plan. Next to it is a well with an iron cage.  Source: Prague Fountains

Kohl-Fountain-(2)

If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This month she is looking for stone fountains. I’m sure she would love to see you.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. polianthus says:

    Indeed they can, I love Prague! Quatrefoil design – quatre feuilles, 4 leaves, learn something everyday, Jude, thank you.

  2. We loved Prague when we visited 10 years ago – must go back at some point! We stayed in the Old Town and walked everywhere – lovely old streets and buildings and the river with the castle overlooking it was lovely!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a fairly easy city to walk around. We stayed slightly further out on the river and I used trams a lot to get into the city centre as they were very easy to use. I’d love to go back too in better weather (we were there in late September and it was cold and wet).

      1. That’s good to know about the trams for the future as we didn’t need to use them on our last visit as we were staying so centrally. We were there during a heatwave (July 2006) and it was very hot and humid plus full of tourists but we still had a great time. I’d love to go back in winter though I probably would find it too cold in practice!

        1. Heyjude says:

          It is difficult to use a camera in the cold! My problem was the rain. Difficult to use a camera in the rain too, and it’s not much fun walking in it either. But it is a city worth returning to.

  3. How lovely! The iron cage is so ornate, too. Prague really looks so worth a visit. Hopefully one day. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      As you can see from the photos it had been raining. I’d like to visit it in spring – summer too busy I believe.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    You must have been collecting fountains for years Jude to have so many!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Most of them from my Swiss trip, but one or two from elsewhere 🙂 Nice to have the opportunity to showcase them.

  5. This fountain is a beauty, Jude. I’m enjoying seeing fountains around the world with you.

  6. For such an impressive structure, I would expect a much bigger water display. A beautiful fountain for sure.

  7. joannesisco says:

    Built at a time when things were constructed for both beauty and functionality. Lovely!

  8. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent choice Jude – Prague is one of our favorite places from our many travels.

  9. restlessjo says:

    That’s a good solid one, Jude! Looks good for a bit of a paddle 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Perhaps in the summertime 🙂

  10. Mr. Bill says:

    Great idea. Fountain pictures. Well done.

  11. polianthus says:

    Prague is always worth a visit isn’t it. Kohl means cabbage in german. Odd.I think I prefer the Lion Fountain as a name- thanks for sharing this one!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, a shame I didn’t make more of the lions on this one. My excuse is that it was a rather dismal day…

      1. polianthus says:

        Hey Jude – dismal days don’t motivate me to take photos either….I have been to Prag twice – I remember a photo of a graveyard and I have a poster of Torah roll coverings from the Jewish Museum of Prag, also have a book on the Golem from that trip. But photos? Hm, the photos, they are gooooneee -or at least MIA!!

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